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Capitol Arts Roof Repair Expected to Begin in November

The roof of the Capitol Arts Center is expected to be repaired early in November. Warren County Fiscal Court accepted Monday a $87,466 bid from Double D Commercial Roofing for replacing the roof of the Capitol Arts Center.

The Role of Chemistry in Sustainable Building

Innovations in chemistry make an important contribution in developing the products and materials that help create attractive, durable, modern buildings. At the same time, there is a growing focus on whether and how ingredients in building materials may affect the environment and the health of building occupants.

Spray Foam Insulation Brings Ambitious Sustainability Goals Within Reach

In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed ambitious climate change legislation that set an even higher bar than previous laws – California would now have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. This integrated plan to address climate change includes doubling energy efficiency savings at existing buildings. Along with other […]

House Works: Canadian Spray Foam a Safe and Effective Insulation Option

The first time I saw spray foam insulation in action was in the winter of 1988, while working as a carpenter on a commercial construction site. I’ve been impressed with this stuff ever since.

Adding Insulation? Do This First.

I’ve recently had a home-energy audit sponsored through our local electricity supplier. They recommended additional insulation in my two attic areas (main and in an addition) — blown-in, loose-fill cellulose.

Inside a Handsome Tiny House With Solar Shingles

While most tiny houses seem to be made from wood, one tiny house that’s been traveling around the country is constructed of something a bit more unexpected: plastic.

Nine Ways Chemistry Contributes to High Performing Buildings

The choice of building materials is a key component in the construction of high-performing, or any, buildings.

Spray Foam Gives Energy Efficiency Boost to Award Winning Home Designs

Homebuilders consider many factors when designing new homes and one of the most important is choosing energy efficient materials to control heating and cooling use in the home

Using Spray Foam Insulation to Boost Durability and Efficiency of Mass Walls

Building energy codes and high-performance construction practices for commercial and public building projects continue to call for increased energy.

Spray Foam Coalition Sponsors Event to Inspire Next Generation of Architects, Builders and Entrepreneurs

Race to zero challenges students to design net zero energy homes.